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  • NICBR Board of Directors Visit USDA

    Jan 23, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service's Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit hosted a tour this week of their state-of-the-art insect containment facility. The tour was for the Board of Directors of the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research, following their semi-annual meeting.

  • Travel tips, reimbursement reminders for medical travel

    Jan 23, 2014

    Patients referred for medical care outside a 100-mile radius of Lyster Army Health Clinic may be reimbursed for their travel expenses when proper documentation is turned into the managed care office.

  • Women leaders serve as role models, whether they realize it or not

    Jan 23, 2014

    Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho and Judge Advocate General of the Army Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, spoke Jan. 22, 2014, before the Women Mayors' Caucus in Washington, D.C.

  • Sharpening the spear

    Jan 22, 2014

    Two soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division, simulate the evacuation of a casualty using a Skedco litter Jan. 20, as part of the squadron's stress shoot live-fire exercise at Assistance Platform Rushmore in Paktika province, Afghanistan. The exercise was designed to stress the bodies and minds of the soldiers in order to simulate the effects of sustained combat. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Belynda Fullerton, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division)

  • Through Vietnam, Somalia, 9/11 and Iraq, chaplain helped Soldiers find purpose and stability

    Jan 22, 2014

    Retired U.S. Army Chaplain Duncan Baugh, now an Army Civilian, served in Vietnam, Somalia, and Iraq, and was present at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. A common theme runs through his service as both an enlisted combat medic and a chaplain: helping others cope with the experience of war.

  • Scale Back for Better Health, Chance for Cash

    Jan 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Alabama may not be the fattest state in the nation, but being in the top five, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, isn't exactly something to brag about.

  • SMA Chandler: Commitment turns people into professionals

    Jan 22, 2014

    On a crisp Saturday morning in January at the massive ski lodge style building that is the home of the Warrior and Family Support Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III, decked out in his uniform with medals across his chest and stripes running up his sleeves, sits in an arm chair.

  • Rock Island Arsenal Health Clinic Hosts Open House

    Jan 22, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL. -- (Jan. 22, 2014) Improved services and expanded capabilities were on display at the U.S. Army Clinic, Rock Island Arsenal�'s open house on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Clinic Officer in Charge Capt. Katherine Converse said the clinic is focused on �"Where we�'re at and where we�'re going."

  • Squashing the stigma: 80th TC promotes healthy living to meet APFT, body weight standards

    Jan 21, 2014

    The 80th Training Command (TASS) conducted a health and fitness retreat for Soldiers with body weight and Army Physical Fitness Test challenges at the command headquarters, Richmond, Va. , Jan. 13-15, 2014.

  • Noise Immune Stethoscope approved for production

    Jan 21, 2014

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Jan. 21, 2014) -- In collaboration with Active Signal Technologies, a Small Business Innovation Research partner, the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, Fort Rucker, Ala. and U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Md. developed a medical device that can be used to listen to heart and lung sounds in high-noise environments such as medical evacuation vehicles.

  • NRMC commander reemphasizes continued support of healing process

    Jan 21, 2014

    NRMC commander visits Community based warrior transition unit.

  • Wounded Soldier hopes to 'pay it forward' as doctor

    Jan 21, 2014

    Maj. Will Lyles, a bilateral amputee, is prepping night and day so he can ace the entry exams for medical school and become a doctor.

  • 'Maj. Clo' feels the heat at Natick

    Jan 16, 2014

    If he's a bit of a hot head these days, you'll have to excuse him. "Maj. Clo" is just doing his job. Lately, he's literally been feeling the heat at work, because Maj. Clo is the thermal test manikin at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

  • Fake blood, real effects

    Jan 16, 2014

  • Katterbach Army Health Clinic earns national recognition as an Army Medical Home

    Jan 16, 2014

    After nearly a year of hard work, the Katterbach Army Health Clinic has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, or NCQA, as an Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • Still not too late to get the shot

    Jan 16, 2014

    As the holidays fade into the months of winter, we enter the period commonly characterized as "cold and flu season," which usually peaks in January and February.

  • Fitness expo offers resources to start a healthy New Year

    Jan 16, 2014

    Hundreds of fitness enthusiasts learned about the wide range of exercise programs available to the Fort Belvoir community during the 2014 Health and Fitness Expo at Graves Fitness Center Jan. 9. The event, sponsored by Fort Belvoir's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, aimed to increase awareness of the health benefits of physical activity and proper nutritional habits to everyone who lives, works and plays on the installation.

  • Exchange resolves to promote healthier living

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ.- According to "Sourcewire," nearly a quarter of Americans vow to get fit for the New Year. The Fort Huachuca Army & Air Force Exchange Service is doing its part to make it easier for Soldiers, and their Families, to watch their "bottom lines" when making dining choices on and off duty.

  • Blood donors supply gift of life for many reasons

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- When the Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, from Fort Bliss, Texas, held monthly blood drives on Fort Huachuca, Whitney Cordero was one of several individuals who served as volunteer coordinators. Their role was to organize and schedule the many volunteers who worked at nearly a dozen annual events.

  • Fort Rucker participates in statewide fitness program

    Jan 16, 2014

    It's no doubt that hundreds, if not thousands, of people on Fort Rucker made New Year's resolutions to lead a healthier lifestyle, and a statewide program is helping people keep up with their commitment.

  • Post fitness centers ready to help with resolutions

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. Jan. 16, 2014 -- The Fires Center of Excellence is helping Soldiers, family members and civilians turn New Year's resolutions into lifestyle changes.

  • Help here to become fit

    Jan 16, 2014

    Upcoming activities and special events can help those who live and work at Fort Sill achieve their fitness goals.

  • Berkeley-breaking the military stigma

    Jan 15, 2014

    Late in 2012 the academic community saw the return of ROTC to several college campuses where it was perceived to have been unwelcome. But for all of its Vietnam era stigma, the University of California, Berkeley has been welcoming the military for several years now. Although newly assigned ROTC instructors and cadre arrive to Berkeley with apprehension because they expect a negative climate, Dr. Kathryn Scott, director of physical education at the university, said they are pleasantly surprised when actually immersed in the campus community. Recently she was in San Antonio to attend the 2014 Army All-American Bowl and gather with other community leaders and educators to discuss advocacy ideas for Army ROTC.

  • Fewer wounded Soldiers prompt Fort Dix unit closure

    Jan 15, 2014

    FORT DIX, N.J. (January 15, 2014) -- On February 9, the Army announced the closure of the Fort Dix Warrior Transition Unit as one of several changes to the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) designed to meet the evolving needs of the Army. These changes include: Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) organizational modifications, some other WTU inactivations, and a shift in how the Army manages care and transition for Soldiers who are healing in their home communities.

  • 'Ohana Heroes Project' studies deployment's impact on families

    Jan 15, 2014

    A Department of Defense-funded research project is investigating the effects of military deployment on families.

  • 'We Want To Help Bring Groups Together'

    Jan 15, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Helping veterans overcome the long-term effects of post traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues doesn't start in the nation's capitol or in a legislator's office.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command to open Community Care Units at Fort Belvoir

    Jan 14, 2014

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- On January 9, the U.S Army announced opening of two community care units at Fort Belvoir as part of a restructuring of its Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) as the service prepares for a scheduled withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and a continued decline in the number of combat wounded.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Safety Message

    Jan 14, 2014

    On 20 January 2014, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On this day, we honor the contributions he made to the American Civil Rights movement that significantly improved our American way of life.

  • TRICARE ends walk-in admin services at 189 facilities

    Jan 14, 2014

    TRICARE military health plan service centers will end administrative walk-in services in the United States, April 1, 2014, Pentagon officials said Jan. 13, 2014.

  • Reducing battlefield deaths goal of medical fellowship

    Jan 13, 2014

    A physician who was a former Army Special Forces combat medic designed a fellowship program, which he hopes will improve the survival of battlefield casualties.

  • Crane Army Adds Defibrillators, Training for Increased Safety

    Jan 13, 2014

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity recently purchased and installed 37 Automated External Defibrillators in its buildings around the Crane base in an effort to improve the chances of employees who might suffer from cardiac arrest.

  • Fewer wounded Soldiers prompt West Point unit closure

    Jan 13, 2014

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- On January 9, the Army announced the closure of the West Point Warrior Transition Unit as one of several changes to the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) designed to meet the evolving needs of the Army. These changes include: Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) organizational modifications, some other WTU inactivations and a shift in how the Army manages care and transition for Soldiers who are healing in their home communities.

  • Spartans foster medical partnership with Afghan counterparts

    Jan 12, 2014

    At just two months into their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Spartans, are hard at work, alongside their Afghan National Security Force counterparts as they continue to assume responsibility for the defense and security of their nation.

  • ARMY WELLNESS CENTER TO HOLD OPENING CEREMONY

    Jan 10, 2014

    The AWC provides assistance to improve a Soldier's overall performance by assessing fitness and nutrition needs with the newest technology and by providing targeted training information to meet personal and Army goals such as weight loss and improved physical performance. All AWC programs and services are available to active duty Soldiers, retirees, their family members and Army civilian employees.

  • Fort provides new options for weight loss in the New Year

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - For many, the holiday season -- packed with festive parties, stockings filled to the brim with candies and elaborate meals with all the trimmings -- is to blame when the scale jumps a few pounds. But fear not, Fort Huachuca offers a variety of options to work off the unwanted weight.

  • Dentist visits FH weekly, bolsters services at clinic

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - For almost 13 years Burton Becker, DDS, a civilian periodontist from Tucson, has driven 80 miles one way to provide dental support to the Fort Huachuca Dental Clinic Command, one day a week.

  • RWBAHC Pharmacy to install new equipment, service disruption possible

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Pharmacy personnel are working to streamline operations in order to become more efficient and effective. As part of the efforts to improve the overall pharmacy experience for customers, workers will install an updated automated dispensing system during the week of Jan. 20, the third week of this month. This updated system is designed to enhance medication safety and expedite the filling of patient prescriptions.

  • Corps of Engineers provides 'life support' for VA hospital during electrical upgrade

    Jan 10, 2014

    This fall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) completed a electrical distribution system upgrade at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York City. The work had little impact on patients and provided significant cost savings.

  • Fort Irwin nurse reflects on Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech

    Jan 10, 2014

    Maj. Barbara Givens,a nurse case manager at Weed Army Community Hospital at Fort Irwin delivered this speech below during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Jan. 8 at Sandy Basin Community Center at Fort Irwin, California. The program, hosted by Fort Irwin's U.S. Army Medical Department Activity and Weed Army Community Hospital, also featured Rev. Dennis Morgan Brown, pastor of Miracle Deliverance Full Gospel Church of San Bernadino. Brown dramatized excerpts from King's speeches and reflected on how he personally was inspired to pursue his life's work by King's life and words.

  • Fort Hood WTB Townhall highlights Army's warrior care restructuring

    Jan 10, 2014

    A townhall for the Warrior Transition Brigade's Soldiers in Transition and cadre staff was held at Fort Hood Jan. 9 to discuss changes in the Army's warrior care program. Col. Patricia Darnauer, commander, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, led the morning townhall as well as the afternoon teleconference townhall to Soldiers in Transition and staff assigned to WTB's community-Base Warrior Transition Unit in Arkansas.

  • 94th Training Division Soldier conquers jitters, wins 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year

    Jan 9, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2014) -- Sgt. 1st Class David Dimoff, a water purification specialist instructor with the 8/80th Quartermaster Battalion, beat out five other competitors to win the 80th Training Command's eighth Instructor of the Year competition here.

  • Lyster modernizes to better serve patients

    Jan 9, 2014

    Health care at Fort Rucker has come a long way since the first Army hospital on post opened its doors in 1942, and almost 72 years later Lyster Army Health Clinic is committed to providing the best health care to Soldiers, Families and retirees.

  • Fort Carson MEDDAC changes command

    Jan 9, 2014

    Col. Dennis P. LeMaster assumed command of U.S. Medical Department Activity-Fort Carson in a ceremony held Jan. 7 at Fort Carson's Special Events Center.

  • First baby of 2014 arrives on due date

    Jan 9, 2014

    Fort Carson's first baby of 2014 was born at 4:14 a.m. Jan. 1 at Evans Army Community Hospital.

  • Warrior Transition Command restructuring as numbers fall

    Jan 9, 2014

    With the numbers of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers steadily declining over the last 14 months to its lowest levels since 2007, the Warrior Transition Command will restructure over the next nine months.

  • Year Brings New Services To Veterinary Facility

    Jan 8, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Taking care of your pet's health has never been easier or more affordable, thanks to the Veterinary Treatment Facility.

  • New Year, Fresh Perspective

    Jan 7, 2014

    With the new year comes an opportunity for fresh perspective. It gives us a chance to reflect and start anew with a clean slate, with plenty of hope for a better year than the last. This opportunity also offers leaders at all levels a chance to reinvigorate their safety programs, especially as Soldiers are more likely to be refreshed and refocused after coming off extended leave.

  • Army conducting joint study to improve bone health in military personnel

    Jan 6, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have teamed up with the Trainee Health Surveillance Flight 559th Medical Group's Basic Military Training Team at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, to determine whether increased vitamin D and calcium intake can improve bone health in military personnel.

  • Religious Support Teams Provide Hope and Comfort at Bagram, Afghanistan Hospital

    Jan 6, 2014

    Two teams of Air Force chaplains and chaplain assistants provide religious support and spiritual counsel to a wide range of patients and caregivers at Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Gold Star parents do more than just support ROTC

    Jan 4, 2014

    Florida State University nursing professor Nan Cuchens and her husband Harry Chaires established a scholarship for military nursing students at FSU and they support the Wounded Warriors program, and the Injured Marine Fund. They do this through a small armed security company they established. They founded "One Brave Marine" to honor their son, Lance Cpl. Daniel Chaires who was killed in combat in 2006. They employ veterans who are returning to civilian life --because they know the difficulties with transition and the difficulties in finding employment.

  • Performance Triad warm-up changes prepare body to perform

    Jan 3, 2014

    The Army substituted static stretches for the more dynamic Preparatory Drill with the introduction of the Physical Readiness Training program. Now, the Performance Triad encourages Soldiers to prepare to perform every time they hit the gym, not just during unit physical training.

  • Army Vice Chief of Staff Visits Wounded Warriors

    Jan 3, 2014

  • Synthetic drugs dangerous, can end Army career

    Jan 2, 2014

    The Army is warning Soldiers about dangers of synthetic drugs, as Department of Defense expands its testing to include synthetic marijuana.

  • Empower yourself to better health

    Jan 2, 2014

    No matter who you are, how old you are or what you do, you need a balance of sleep, activity and nutrition to build and sustain great health.

  • Human papillomavirus: what it is and how to prevent it

    Jan 2, 2014

    The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection, or STI, in the United States, with an estimated 79 million Americans currently infected and 14 million newly infected persons per year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Strategies to avoid office weight gain

    Jan 2, 2014

    We are not destined to work in "obesifying" office conditions and can make positive changes in our work world to manage our health and weight.

  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center welcomes first baby of 2014

    Jan 2, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas --Spc. Justin Newman and his wife Sabrina Newman won't soon forget their 2014 New Year's celebration because just 16 minutes after midnight they welcomed their first child, a boy, into the world.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center delivers San Antonio's first baby of 2014

    Jan 2, 2014

    Born at 12:03 a.m., Jan. 1, 2014, the birth of Zane Huesca Rodriguez not only marked the first baby of the year for Brooke Army Medical Center, but also the first of the year for San Antonio.

  • Afghan Hand formed partnership works for Kandahar Airport

    Dec 24, 2013

    As a U.S. Navy officer who serves in the Afghanistan-Pakistan (AfPak) Hands program, Lt. Cmdr. Jared Asman is the go-to guy in many instances for problem solving and issue resolution. Conceived in 2009, the Hands program is formulated to assist International Security Assistance Forces in building a better long-term relationship with the Afghan and Pakistan people.

  • NATIONAL GUARD FLIES WOUNDED WARRIORS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

    Dec 24, 2013

    The Puerto Rico Air National Guard flew a C-130 cargo plane into Augusta Regional Airport in Augusta, Ga., on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, to pick up 11 wounded Soldiers from the Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion with families in Puerto Rico, and fly them home for the holidays. The pickup and return flights are training missions for the pilots and air crew of the PRANG that allow them to do something to honor the wounded Soldiers of Puerto Rico.

  • PTSD -- Is mental armor possible?

    Dec 20, 2013

    The goal of optimizing human performance and discouraging PTSD is the number one focus of the Army Study Program Management Office in the 2014 Army Study Program.

  • Mass flu vaccination campaign improves Soldiers' readiness at Fort Rucker

    Dec 20, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic started an ambitious four-week flu campaign in October and has since given 99.09 percent of Soldiers on Fort Rucker their yearly flu vaccination.

  • Elective care vs. non-covered care

    Dec 20, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic refers patients out to Tricare-approved network providers when specialty care not offered at the clinic is needed. It is important for patients to receive a referral and only obtain the care detailed in the referral notes to avoid extra charges not covered by the referral.

  • No-shows are costly in dollars, time for other patient appointments

    Dec 20, 2013

    In our busy world it is understandable that patients will sometimes miss appointments. However, Lyster Army Health Clinic staff asks that patients who cannot make their appointment call to cancel so they are not considered "no-shows."

  • Sustainers, MEDDAC help spread holiday cheer

    Dec 20, 2013

    More than 50 Soldiers from the Third Sustainment Brigade and US Army MEDDAC - Winn Army Community Hospital joined the volunteers from the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789, Thursday, with Veterans at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Ga. to help spread Christmas cheer.

  • Task Force Patriot gives wounded warriors a proper exit

    Dec 20, 2013

    Task Force Patriot service members welcomed five wounded warriors who returned to theatre as part of Operation Proper Exit Dec. 19, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Gamberi. The program brings closure to warriors who receive a chance to return to theatre and get the proper end of tour recognition and support from their fellow Soldiers. During the visit all of the wounded warriors were presented command coins, Certificates of Achievement and made honorary "Patriots" with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division combat patches.

  • PTSD may bring role-reversal effect for family caregivers

    Dec 20, 2013

    Many family members of recently-deployed service members find themselves in a different role, with new responsibilities, upon their service member's return from combat.

  • Mass flu vaccination campaign improves Soldiers' readiness

    Dec 20, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic started an ambitious four-week flu campaign in October and has since given 99.09 percent of Soldiers on Fort Rucker their yearly flu vaccination.

  • Commanding General's Holiday Message

    Dec 20, 2013

  • JROTC Cadets spread HOPE for holidays

    Dec 19, 2013

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets Dustin and Austin Haubner help run the non-profit Helping Out People Everywhere, which has served 25,000 people with almost 900,000 pounds of food this year.

  • Wounded warriors maintain fighting spirit on the mat

    Dec 19, 2013

    Wounded Warriors from Fort Stewart, Ga., use adaptive combatives techniques as another tool for recovery during part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program to help bounce back from injuries.

  • BRDSS Team Earns AMEDD Wolf Pack Award

    Dec 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Resuscitation Decision Support System Team was selected as the winner of the prestigious U.S. Army Medicine Wolf Pack Award for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014.

  • AFIRM II Kick Off Gathers Army, Academic Regenerative Medicine Experts

    Dec 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command leadership hosted a kick off meeting at Fort Detrick for the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine: Warrior Restoration Consortium, known as AFIRM II, Dec. 16.

  • Engineers prepare for advise and assist mission

    Dec 19, 2013

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 365th Engineer Battalion, based in Schuylkill, Pa., accompanied by Soldiers from Texas and West Virginia, successfully completed their cumulative training event readying for deployment.

  • Veterinary food inspector makes the right call

    Dec 19, 2013

    A USAPHC veterinary food inspector makes the right decision to reject a food shipment containing unidentified brown pellets.

  • Atlanta-based nonprofit gives colorful outlet to Ansbach warriors in transition

    Dec 19, 2013

    The Von Steuben Community Center was transformed into an art studio Dec. 13 as members of the Ansbach community donned aprons and brandished paintbrushes to help enliven the environments in which the transitioning warriors of the U.S. Army heal and receive care.

  • Wounded warrior creates cycling program

    Dec 19, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Dec. 19, 2013) -- You see a lot of Soldiers and other people riding bicycles around Fort Sill. And in the past year many more cyclists can be seen riding on post, due in large part to the efforts of one wounded warrior, Sgt. Peter Webb.

  • Walter Reed gets Level II Trauma Center verification

    Dec 19, 2013

    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has joined an elite group of hospitals verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center.

  • MEDCOM promoting healthy living by example

    Dec 18, 2013

    In support of the Performance Triad, the Army Surgeon General and Commander of U.S. Army Medical Command dedicated Dec. 13, 2013, to be MEDCOM's "Holiday Jingle Walk" at their headquarters in Falls Church, Va.

  • USAPHC ergonomist gets all shook up

    Dec 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command Ergonomics Program collected vibration data on military helicopters by performimg a study with the Vermont Army National Guard.

  • Public Health Command employees move their feet while they meet

    Dec 18, 2013

    A group of personnel at the U.S. Army Public Health Command have discovered a way to incorporate fitness into the day by walking while they meet.

  • The SSG Miguel Leon Story: A Fight for Life (Part I)

    Dec 17, 2013

    Staff Sergeant Miguel Leon, Calvary Scout with U.S. Army Installation Management Command, shares how his life was turned upside down and his journey back to normal. This is first part of a series.

  • Pushing forward in life: Soldier survives brain tumor, interns in her career field

    Dec 17, 2013

    Less than a year ago, Spc. Allyssa Nolan underwent brain surgery to remove a tumor. Coming out of surgery and inpatient recovery, at first she couldn't walk -- now she's walked a half-marathon. She couldn't complete basic activities of daily living -- now she's working almost full-time in her field as a biomedical equipment technician. And she couldn't remember even five words in a row -- now she's one of the fastest in her shop at testing defibrillators, running through 23 steps in just three hours.

  • Going full circle: Former Soldier guides others in transitions

    Dec 17, 2013

    When Staff Sgt. Clodomiro Espinoza tells his Soldiers that he understands what they're going through--the medical appointments, the career uncertainties, the challenges of recovery-- he means it literally. He just made the transition himself from a Soldier in Transition to a squad leader, so he knows the physical and emotional aspects of recovery.

  • Same quality service, just a change in process

    Dec 16, 2013

    Tricare Overseas Program will now provide patient liaison services in Garmisch

  • Corps workers spread holiday cheer, reduce stress

    Dec 16, 2013

  • Sample Selected as the MRMC Retention NCO of the Year

    Dec 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command named its top Retention Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for 2013. Staff Sgt. Floretta G. Sample, a respiratory specialist (68V) at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center, was selected for this honor from among eight other retention NCOs from USAMRMC subordinate commands.

  • CDMRP Hosts the 1st Annual Dr. Barbara Terry-Koroma Legacy Lecture Series

    Dec 16, 2013

    The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs hosted the first annual Barbara Terry-Koroma Legacy Lecture Dec. 4, in Building 1076 at Fort Detrick.

  • Company Commander Helps Divert Suicide Attempt

    Dec 16, 2013

    Some may call it instinct; others would credit military training kicking in. Regardless of what it was that kicked in that day, the actions taken by the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Company Commander Capt. Lashawnna N. Ray resulted in a botched attempted suicide.

  • Air Force Volunteers Support USAMMCE's Humanitarian Assistance Program

    Dec 16, 2013

    Twenty volunteers from the 86th Medical Group located on Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, volunteered Nov. 23 to assist the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe, Humanitarian Assistance Program in inspecting, cleaning, and preparing medical equipment for shipment.

  • Army Patient Centered Medical Home Regional Update

    Dec 16, 2013

    Update on implementation of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) across Army Medicine.

  • Elective care vs. non-covered care

    Dec 13, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic refers patients out to Tricare-approved network providers when specialty care not offered at the clinic is needed. It is important for patients to receive a referral and only obtain the care detailed in the referral notes to avoid extra charges not covered by the referral.

  • Holiday Season Safety Message 2013

    Dec 13, 2013

    The holiday season is a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with Family and friends. As we begin this special time of year, I extend my appreciation to each and every Soldier, Civilian, Contractor and Family Member for your sacrifices, selfless service, and personal commitment to Army Medicine.

  • Prescription drug misuse - Is it worth it?

    Dec 13, 2013

    Medical Command Regulation 40-51 outlines the procedures for medical review officers to use when determining if a medical explanation exists for a positive urinalysis drug testing result.

  • Three family members graduate American Red Cross dental assistant program

    Dec 13, 2013

    Family Members, dental pro-viders and guests gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of three newly graduated dental assistants during a ceremony held Dec. 13 at Stone Dental Clinic.

  • Lyme disease: what is it, how is it treated?

    Dec 13, 2013

    This disease is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this bacterium is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black legged ticks.

  • KACC patient no-shows are detrimental to unit readiness

    Dec 13, 2013

    A "no-show" is defined as an individual who misses or is late to an appointment without canceling or rescheduling. Kimbrough has one of the highest rates -- 9 percent -- of no-shows in Army Medical Command, which equates to more than 2,000 missed appointments per month.

  • Wounded Troops Rev Up to Restore Cars, Lives

    Dec 13, 2013

    Wounded troops soon will be trading their rifles for wrenches as they gear up to participate in a newly launched car restoration and repair program dubbed Automotivation.

  • Elective care vs. non-covered care

    Dec 12, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic refers patients out to TRICARE-approved network providers when specialty care not offered at the clinic is needed.

  • Face, hand transplants soon options for injured Soldiers?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Army researchers are developing advanced treatment options, including face and hand transplants, for severely injured service members.

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